Young Gabriel Gibson Stars in His 1st Feature Film, ‘Nathan Gregory’
Full given name: Howard Gabriel Gibson. I am named after my dad, Howard Gibson, but everyone calls me Gabriel or Gabe.
Current Project: I play the lead role of Nathan Gregory in the Studio 11 Films’ Nathan Gregory.
Where you were born/where you were raised? I was born in Washington D.C. but moved to Atlanta when I was four-years-old. I’m 11 now.
Zodiac Sign: I’m only 11 … I don’t know my zodiac sign
Why did you take this role?
My dad came up to me and said, “Hey Gabe do you want to be in a movie?” and I just said, “Yeah, sure!”
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor?
I am a young actor, but my dad’s a filmmaker so I have always been a around the cameras. He has always inspired me.
The one movie that you will never forget:
This one, Nathan Gregory, because it was the first one I’ve ever been in.
Your personal acting idols:
Will Smith. He has done a lot of great movies and I love them all.
Last good movie you saw:
This summer I saw Men In Black 3, Brave, and The Amazing Spider Man. They were all really good movies.
Some films you consider classics:
Shark Boy and Lava Girl. I really liked that movie. I loved the adventure and it made me want to become an actor. I also think The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors are classics too.
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
I would have loved to see Michael Jackson, but unfortunately he has already passed away.
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
Guilty pleasure … What is that??!!
Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
First CD, tape or LP you owned:
I’ve never owned a CD or tape but I’ve downloaded Michael Jackson off the Internet.
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:
When I auditioned to be Michael Jackson in my school play. No one in my family knew what I was doing, they just knew I was in a play. When I got on stage, I turned it out! I had girls chasing me on the playground and teachers asking for my autograph the next day. It was great!
Worst flubbed line, missed cue or onstage mishap:
At acting camp, I didn’t have my glasses on and I couldn’t see my lines. I didn’t see the word “bed” in the script and the word “our” looked like “out”, so when I read my lines out load I said “Lets just make out” instead of “Lets just make our beds.” It was so funny. Everyone just laughed.
Most challenging role you have played:
This one, because I had to act in front of my dad; he was the director.
Worst job you ever had:
I haven’t had one yet.
Career you would want if not a performer:
An artist, because I love to draw. I’ve been doing it since I was age 2.
Three things you can’t live without:
My family, a piece of paper and a pen.